MEMORIAL TO WW II VETERAN JOHN GREGORY, JR.- WHERE’S YOUR FATHER’S MONEY, BIRMINGHAM … GOD DAMN!

25 05 2015

If there was ever a humble man of GOD that didn’t ask the Lord to Move the Mountain, it was the Elder John Gregory, Jr. As for me personally, I grew up without the INSPIRATION, WISDOM and STRENGTH of my father. It was always a great honor to hear him speak. During a court settlement conference in California, when Elder Gregory spoke- we all stopped, put down our guards, relaxed, listened and became peaceful by his every word.

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On February 24, 1943, John Gregory, Jr., at 29 years old, enlisted in the United States Army to serve in World War II. It was a war that Hitler’s Propaganda Chief, Josef Goebbels, said in his famous “Total War” speech in Berlin, February 18, 1943, that would be a war ” … that in the end there will not be winners and losers, but the living and the dead.”[1] Mr. Gregory was shipped off to Fort Benning, GA to serve his country at war even though he had suffered life threatening severe crush injuries from a mine cave-in.

In 2011, John Gregory, Jr. was 97 years old young. He was endowed with great WISDOM, active in mind and spirit. He stood at the pentacle of his family. Mr. Gregory was very much loved and respected by friends and foes. He was a man that took care of all his own affairs. He lived in a house that he built tending to the garden and enjoying all of his fruits and labors of his body, mind and spirit.

He was wise of mind, body and spirit until a doctor at the Birmingham Veteran’s Administration told him “Old Age” was no longer to be of his further future and domain. Not too after that, the wise elder, John Gregory, Jr. suddenly succumbed and died in Birmingham, Alabama, the Magic City on August 11, 2011.

Not too after his death, the powers at be in the Magic City demanded to know of his mourning family, “Where is his MONEY?”

 Everybody Knows About Alabama … GOD DAMN! –Nina Simone

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They say that Birmingham is called the Magic City because it sprang up seemingly overnight, like “MAGIC” from a poor little southern town to a booming major city. Birmingham was founded on June 1, 1871, by the Elyton Land Company whose investors included cotton planters, bankers and railroad entrepreneurs. Plantation and another name for human bondage– sharecropping Cotton made Birmingham, not any “MAGIC.[2]

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Created in 1904, Birmingham’s Vulcan Statue is a false and demonic idol and monument. It is the largest cast iron statue in the world, and is the city symbol of Birmingham reflecting its roots in the iron and steel industry. Plantation, poor exploited sharecroppers and “COTTON” is the roots of Birmingham, not “IRON or STEEL.”[3]

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The Roman God Vulcan (Greek God Hephaestus) was a sun deity who was associated with metallurgy, fire, thunderbolts, and light. The festival in honor of him was called the Vulcania in which human sacrifices were once offered. “According to Diel, he bears a family relationship to the Christian Devil.’ God Vulcan is adored in Freemasonry under the name of Tubal Cain.[4]

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Goddess Venus and Vulcan

In the Masonic Quiz Book the question is asked: “Who was Tubal Cain?” The answer is: “He is the Vulcan of the Pagans.” In Masonry, Tubal Cain is the name of the password for the Master Mason or Third Degree. In Vulcan Mythology, he married VENUS, another name for LUCIFER or the DEVIL. [5]

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Queen Elizabeth I- Goddesses Juno, Athena & VENUS/Aphrodite, Joris Hoefnagel or Hans Eworth, 1569

“Venus and Adonis” was published in 1593, marking the first appearance of “William Shakespeare,” and we might ask whether the upper-class readers, not to mention Queen Elizabeth’s nobles and courtiers, might have been tempted to view the goddess Venus as representing Her Majesty – or, perhaps more dangerously, whether Elizabeth might have viewed herself in this portrait of Venus by the heretofore unknown poet.”[6]

In Birmingham today, God Vulcan has a modern day consort and EVIL, another Elizabeth that might also view herself as Venus. They call her “BETH.” The fundamental meaning of the word Beth appears to be a kind of enclosure, specifically for keeping, safekeeping or containing. Beth does not denote a specific kind of building, rather the function of container. It covers regular houses (Exodus 12:7), the temple of God (1 Kings 5:3), or rooms within other buildings, such as prisons (Jeremiah 37:15), treasuries (Isaiah 39:2), or drinking halls (Esther 2:3). It can also be used to denote a container like a “BEE HIVE.”[7]

BETH  is also a truncated form of ELIZABETH meaning either God Is Oath or God Is Seven. One of the most infamous Elizabeths is the above, Elizabeth-Venus, the African Holocaust Satanic/Witch Queen of England, Elizabeth I of England (September 7, 1533 – March 24, 1603).[8] BETH OF BIRMINGHAM demands to this very moment to know from John Gregory, Jr.’s heirs, Where’s your father’s MONEY?

Where is the MONEY of a Grandson of Africans of Absolute Bondage in Alabama … GOD DAMN!

 

BETH: Look for John Gregory Jr.’s MONEY and INHERITANCE from his forebears (Chattel Slaves) in Butler County, Alabama

Butler County, Alabama

In 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson led an expedition against the Creek Indians climaxing in the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend in present day Alabama near the Georgia border. The Creeks were defeated. Jackson then forced upon them a treaty whereby they surrendered to over twenty-million acres of their traditional land—about one-half of present day Alabama and one-fifth of Georgia the United States.[9] In 1817, the Mississippi Territory was divided into two parts, half was the new Alabama Territory and other half was Mississippi. By 1820, most of the Creek Indians and other Native Americans had been driven from their ancestral homelands that started a land rush known as the Alabama Fever.”

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The state’s rich soil was the perfect place to plant a cash crop like cotton, and new manufacturing breakthroughs drove the demand for it. Settlers by the thousands rushed to Alabama from Virginia, Georgia and the Carolinas with Africans forced into a system of unworldly-inhuman chattel slavery.

A chattel slave is a piece of personal property, with no personal or human rights. In America, Africans were deemed chattel slaves for life, as were their children and children’s children in infinity. Whatever they possessed was the property of the so-called, slave master.[10]

With the explosion in the demand for cotton came the need for a way to harvest it, and in Alabama at that time that meant forcing more and more native Africans into chattel slavery. Between 1820 and 1840, more than 150,000 Africans were brought to Alabama as enslaved chattels to forcibly clear the vast forest land, tame the rivers, streams, plant and pick the cotton grown on large plantations and small farms.

By the mid-1820s, Mobile had become the cotton market to the world. In 1821, revenue from cotton exports totaled at least $3,000,000. With the help of Alabama-Tombigbee River system, the crop was easily moved south to the Mobile River and into the docks at the Port City. Cotton made up 99 percent of the total value of exports from Mobile prior to the start of the Civil War.[11]

John Gregory, Jr.’s story begins in Butler County, Alabama about 128 miles outside of Mobile. Butler County was formed from Conecuh and Monroe County, Alabama  by an act passed December 13, 1819. Its county seat is Greenville. Its name is in honor of Captain William Butler, who was born in Virginia and fought in the Creek War, and who was killed in May 1818.[12]

In 1818, Elijah Manningham brought his enslaved black human beings from Georgia, pitched a tent in the dirt for shelter, and established his homestead in Butler County not far from the infamous Ogly Massacre that claimed the life of Captain William Butler. Elijah’s homestead formed the basis of the Manningham township.[13]

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In 1821, Judge Anderson Crenshaw received his grant of land that became the Crenshaw Place in Butler County from the U.S. President James Monroe. It appears that he collected a number of grants of Native American ancestral lands in U.S. territories from several different presidents. He then contracted the lands out to farm and work as cotton plantations. Judge Crenshaw’s grant in Butler County was near or adjacent two (2) miles from the Manningham homestead.[14] Judge Crenshaw was from Newberry District, South Carolina. He was the first graduate of the University of South Carolina. He was appointed to Alabama’s first Supreme Court. Crenshaw County, Alabama is named for Judge Crenshaw.[15]

Also in 1821, another community formed near the Manningham and Crenshaw homestead and land grants called Dead Fall. This homestead or land grant was the site of a dram shop– a tavern that was notoriously extremely violent. In the early years, there were at least two violent and often fatal encounters a day that formed the basis of its name, Dead Fall. Its first settler had been James F. Barganier.[16]

After the fear of the Creek War of 1818 settled down, Joseph Hartley bought Fort Dale that provided early Butler County settlers refuge from the Indian raids that killed General William Butler. Hartley was born August 22, 1779 in North Carolina, and died October 13, 1849 in Butler County. Hartley came out of Putnam County, Georgia, January 15, 1825.[17]

In 1805, Joseph, Robert, Samuel and Thomas Hartley had been early recipients of the Georgia Land Distribution Lottery.[18] Under this system, qualifying white citizens registered to win lots of land that had formerly been occupied by the Creek Indians and the Cherokee Nation.[19] The Hartley Family may be related to Captain John Hartley of Harley & Co. that showed up as early as 1695 in the Northern Neck of Virginia– all the land between the Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers granted to Lord Culpeper and six other supporters by King Charles I as a political payoff to allies of the king during the civil war in England in the mid-1600’s.[20]

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Captain John and Thomas Hartley of England operated a slave ship operation through the Middle Passage, and were heavily involved in expanding colonial tobacco plantations and African Bondage in early Virginia. Their decedents were also heavily involved in expanding plantations and African Bondage, but in this case it was making “cotton king” in the southern territories.

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1935 Butler County, Crenshaw Plantation Sharecropper Quarters

Joseph Hartley passed in 1848, but there were dozens of Hartleys in Butler County to step up to continue to reap the vast profits from cotton and slavery before the Great Civil War. Hartley was succeeded by plantation farmers, William F. Hartley, Thomas Watts Hartley (1834-1882), Henry G. Hartley (1812-1882), Hiram Hartley (1808-1865-70), John R. Hartley (1835-1870).[21]

At the end of American Human Bondage, they were all found together farming in Butler County, the historical prominent pioneer families like the Hartleys, the Crenshaws, Dunkins, Paynes along with their former African Absolute Bondsmen held captive in another indefinite form of Slaverytenant farmers. The Paynes had been colonials associated with Captain John and Thomas Hartley going back to the English Colony of 17th Century Westmoreland Parish, Virginia. John Payne of Westmoreland was a Master Mason. Judge Crenshaw maintained that “in this country, a slave is absolute bondage”, he further asserted that “his master is his guardian and protector, and that all his rights, acquisitions, and services are in the hands of this master.”[22]

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This brings us to the Great Matilda Gregory. Matilda was born at the earliest by her own record around 1845 in Butler County. She had been a descendant African born into absolute bondage.” At the end of the Great War, and the abolition of the African Human Bondage, most of the newly freed African descendants had nothing but the rags on their backs- left to the wind, rain and snow.

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In many instances, freedman usually adopted the surname of the plantation owner of their last place of bondage so that family members sold off into the maze and bowels of American human bondage could somehow find their way home, again. Matilda first appeared in the public record of the 1880 U.S. Census in Manningham, Butler County as the spouse of Jacob Gregory, age 35, born about 1845. Their children are Oscar, age 11, born 1869, Joanna, age 6, born 1874, Willis, age 4, born 1876, and Rutha, age 2, born 1878.

Jacob must have passed sometime between 1890 and 1900, the family must have fell on hard times and had to separate because they disappeared from the public record until 1910. In the 1910 U.S. Census, Matilda appeared as head of household sharecropping in Dead Falls, Butler County. She was living with two sons, John, age 28, born May 4, 1882, and Elisha, age 20, born 1889-1890.

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Butler County Tenant Farmer Shack

Up to 1857, a Joseph S. Hartley had been the postmaster of Dead Falls. The Hartleys had also been very active in slave holding farming plantations in Dead Falls before the Great War. In many instances just after the abolition of slavery, freed bondsmen were often force to settle on their former plantations as tenant cotton farmers to subsist. Around 1889-90, Matilda, about 39 years old, married an old man named Umphus (Humphy) Payne, age 64, born 1824 in Manningham. Humphrey had been a Butler County co-sharecropper with Daniel Hartley (discussed below) just after the abolition of bondage in 1870.

In 1910, Matilda listed as TILDA PAYNE, age 62, a widow again. She reported that she had 10 children with 6 alive. However, family folklore says that she may have birthed at least 25 children. She would have became fertile while in human bondage. Pursuant to the pseudo legal canons of absolute bondage, her children born into bondage belonged to her so-called master as personal chattel property to be sold, given away or slaughtered like a field animal.

Between 1917-18, according to WWI Draft Registration, No. 2487, John Gregory, Jr.’s father, John Gregory, was working in Greenville feeding stock. He was unable to read or write. In 1920 in Precinct 8, Dead Fall, Butler County, Matilda, 75 years old, was replaced as head of household by her son, John, age 35. John has a son, Frank Hartley Gregory, age 6, born 1914. Matilda, John and Frank are surrounding by Black Hartleys.

Mary Hartley, age 35, and her children are a couple doors away. Jake Hartley, age 45, and his family is next door to Mary. He has a 4 month old son also named Frank. Callie Hartley, age 32, is also down the road. Matilda’s son Willis, age 50, is up the road next door to Jack Hartley, age 51. Jack has a son named Will.

In 1910, Matilda, John and Frank had been surrounded in the Dead Fall community by Cecil Gregory, age 61, wife and children two doors down. Jeane Payne, age 41, and his family up from Cecil, and Willie A. Gregory, age 40, and family were next door. Wiley H. Gregory, age 39, and family was next door to Willie. Willis J. Gregory, age 36, and his family was next door to Willie.

Down the road, Jack Hartley lived next door to his father, Daniel, age 87, born 1824, and mother Carlotta Hartley, age 76, born 1834. Daniel said that he was born in Alabama while his father and mother were born in Georgia. Carlotta said that she was born in Georgia with her mother and father. She said that she had been the mother of 20 children. Daniel and Carlotta also had a son named Willis like Matilda, born July 1882. After the abolition of slavery at one time or another, former bondsmen were often found close by within doors of close family members, one helping another. I believe that the Great Matilda had been involved with her son, John, in naming his son, Frank HARTLEY Gregory.

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Black Housing Conditions, Birmingham

In Butler County like so many communities in the south and across the United States, history is one-sided. It often only concerns one side, the white side. In her wisdom, she wanted to preserve some history of her legacy and heritage for the future, her real story. In the 1930 Census, the Great Matilda, John and Frank had moved out of Butler County to Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. Housing conditions were poor, but Birmingham offered them a more diversified economy than just raising king cotton. Matilda Payne said that her age was 75. She was 75 years old in 1920. They are living with her daughter Joanna Gregory’s husband and family, Robert Johnson, age 62, born 1868, at a dwelling in the 87th block of Wilson Alley. John has a job as a gasman with the gas company. Frank is 14 years old.

From circumstantial evidence, I believe it is safe to conclude that Daniel Hartley was most likely her father. It is also safe to speculate that Daniel and Carlotta families were brought into Butler County from Putnam County, Georgia by Joseph Hartley, and remained in bondage among the Hartley heirs until the abolition of slavery in 1865.

In July 1934, the Great Matilda Gregory- Payne passed over to the other side in Birmingham. Frank HARTLEY Gregory was 20 years old. It seems that he had never been far from her side since birth. Matilda was what the old folks called a “Slavery Woman.” Those that had survived one of the greatest human tragedies known to mankind, American African Human Bondage. These extraordinary human beings  were held to great esteem in the community. My forebears that survived human bondage passed it down to their descendants that living in Slavery was like living in the “Other World.” They were possessed with a far greater UNDERSTANDING, WISDOM and KNOWLEDGE than ordinary mortal man.

In 2015, her ordeals and struggles during one of the most challenging, bloody and horrific periods of American History is all but forgotten. But, Frank HARTLEY Gregory carried part of that legacy of struggle and human dignity into the future. From his forefathers, Frank HARTLEY Gregory inherited virtually nothing in personal wealth or assets in this country, because as Judge Anderson Crenshaw made crystal clear almost a hundred years before that “in this country, a slave is absolute bondage”, he further asserted that “his (her) master (Ante Bellum HARTLEYS)) is his [her] guardian and protector, and that all his rights, acquisitions, and services are in the hands of this master.”[23]

BETH … GOD DAMN!: For most of her life, the Great Matilda Gregory- Payne was in absolute bondage and sharecropped- another form of human bondage. John Gregory, Jr. inherited no MONEY or ASSETS from GRANDMA’S HANDS.  BETH: Matilda left you a clue to recover MONEY compensation that is owed to John Gregory, Jr. for all the free labor that his forebears provided to this country, Alabama and the HARTLEYS. It’s called- Slave Reparations.[24]

Frank HARTLEY Gregory & Grandma’s Hands

Early in his life after the passing of the Great Matilda Gregory, Frank HARTLEY Gregory took to the life of riding the endless and desolate rails. One day, he stepped up to the challenge of his forebears to carve out a niche in this world from virtually nothing. He called himself in the name of his father, John Gregory, Sr.

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For generations in Alabama, coal mining for Black males had been yet another form of human bondage. Absolute human slaves were working in coal mines around Richmond, Va. as early as 1760. During the Civil War, a thousand slaves dug coal for 22 companies in the “Richmond Basin.” Black miners were expected to load four or five tons of coal. Slaves able to fill this quota were fed supper. Those who couldn’t were whipped.

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Slavery in the mines didn’t end after the war in 1865. For decades prisoners convicted of “vagrancy” and “loitering” worked as virtual slaves for private outfits in Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. From 1880 to 1904, 10 percent of Alabama’s state budget was paid by leasing prisoners to coal companies. Black males accounted from 83 percent to 90 percent of these slave miners in Alabama.[25] Another form of slavery, coal mining, had also been at the roots of the sudden rise of the Magic City.

In Birmingham, Frank HARTLEY Gregory (John Gregory, Jr.) went to work in the segregated coal Mines as a miner. Needless to say as a black miner, he worked the extreme and dangerous conditions. Before World War II, he was caught in a mine collapse that almost took his life. He stayed at six months recovering from severe crush injuries in a BASEMENT of a Birmingham hospital.

BETH: After WW II, John Gregory, Jr. was honorable discharged from the U.S. Army. He went back to the mines. In the coal mines, a black miner risked his life daily to make only enough MONEY to subsist. BETH: There was no MONEY to put away a Nest Egg from the U.S. Army or from Birmingham’s Segregated Mining Industry. BETH: Check with the U.S. Army and Veteran’s Administration, there may be some untapped benefits available for DEAD WW II veterans. Also, check with the United Mine Workers Union for any untapped benefits. I believe that he had once been a member.

As for his father, John Gregory, Sr., his last job was listed as a “gas man” for the “gas company” in Birmingham during the 1930s. After that he faded from the public record until he died on February 8, 1962. . BETH: there doesn’t seem to be any MONEY there, either, but you might check the probate records to determine whether or not he left any assets or money to John Gregory, Sr. that you may be able to recover.

BIRMINGHAM … GOD DAMN!

From, The Autobiography of Martin Luther King, Jr., Chapter 18, Letter from a Birmingham Jail,

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“The leading candidates were Albert Boutwell, Eugene ‘Bull’ Connor, and Tom King. All were segregationists, running on a plat form to preserve the status quo. Yet both King and Boutwell were considered moderates in comparison to Connor.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.[26]

During the 20th Century, Birmingham, Alabama had earned a national reputation as a tense, violent and racially segregated city, in which public facilities were racially segregated; social change and even tentative racial integration of any form was met with violent resistance and extreme violence. Dr. Martin Luther King described Birmingham as “probably the most thoroughly segregated city in the United States.”[27]

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 1961, Buddy-Buddy Tom King, left, Klansman (1920) Eugene “Bull” Connor is Second from the Right

Above, Dr. King referred to the Birmingham city mayoral election of 1961. The city election presented Birmingham with an unique opportunity to turn the corner on Racial Civil & Human Rights in the South. Tom King had been the closest candidate to being liberal, but like the others, he was a white supremacy racial segregationist that supported the status quo on race relations. The status quo meant the continuing reign of murder, terror, violent repression and oppression against Black People particularly by Klavern 13 of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. In May 1961, Birmingham Police Department (BPD) Commissioner “Bull” Connor and BPD Sergeant Tom Cook, an avid KKK supporter, organized a reign of terror and a wave of violence with Klavern 13 against Freedom Riders riding through Birmingham.[28]

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Freedom Rider Bus was Chased, Attacked and Bombed by a Mob in Anniston, AL and the Assault Continued into Birmingham

The announced purpose of said Freedom Riders was for determining whether facilities of interstate commerce, including motor bus and terminal facilities in Anniston, Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, were being operated on a racially segregated basis and, if so, to demonstrate peaceably against such operation, and by such demonstrations, through the cooperation of the press, to focus national attention on such operation of the motor bus and terminal facilities in these cities.[29] In Birmingham, they were viciously attacked, beaten with iron rods by the Klan.

On Sunday, September 15, 1963, a bomb blast rocked the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham. Dynamite had been planted under the church steps the night before by Klavern 13. It detonated at 10:19 a.m. as children were assembling for closing prayers following Sunday school classes. The blast took the lives of Denise McNair, 11 years old, and Cynthia Wesley, Carole Rosamond Robertson, and Addie Mae Collins, all 14 years old. It was a bomb blast heard ALL OVER THE WORLD, and shocked the conscious of humanity and the Civil Rights Movement.

Judge Alan L. King, The KINGFISH of Birmingham

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 Judge Alan King in Front of a picture of (I believe) his Segregationist Grandfather, Judge Alta Lamar King

Judge Alan L. King is the son of the late moderate Birmingham status quo “segregationist” State Senator Tom King. During the Civil Rights era during the early 1960s, he carried the banner of powerful business and development interests while keeping racial relations (white supremacy) at the status quo- segregation how and tomorrow. Tom King was the son of “segregationist” and racialist Birmingham Circuit Court Judge Alta Lamar King (1889- 1979).

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Judge Tom King, Jr. is also a son of Tom King. King became a Birmingham Circuit Court Judge in March of 2001.[30] He sits on the same civil division panel with Circuit Court Judge Michael G. Graffeo.[31]

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Judge Graffeo, a descendant of immigrants to Birmingham from Italy or Greece from around the turn of the 20th century, had Kingfish and Queen Bee’s back all along through circuit court proceedings. He closed the door to the circuit court in the face of John Gregory’s heirs.

In 1959, Judge Alta King had gained an ILLUSIONARY reputation for being tough on the Klan. In September 1957, members of the Original Ku Klux Klan of the Confederacy formerly the Northern Alabama Citizens Council abducted a young black man, Judge Edward Aaron, in response to planned civil rights actions in Birmingham. The Klan took him to an isolated shack then attacked Aaron with a metal rod, and castrated him with a razor. He was dumped in a creek left for dead, but he remarkably survived. In 1959, Judge King sentenced most of the Klan members involved in the crime to 20 years in prison. However, all of them were released from jail by 1965.[32] The Klan’s lengthy jail sentences had been only a global diversion.

In October 1958, Judge Alta King sentenced a black man, Arthur Byrsong, to 20 years in prison for an attempted rape of a white woman. Judge King also sent Byrsong’s attorney, Lawrence Sheffield, to 5 days in jail for contempt for pushing for a postponement of the Byrsong’s trial.

In the South, “special laws regarding Black men convicted of rape were in force well into the twentieth century as courts applied special doctrinal rules to Black defendants accused of rape or attempted rape of white women … (and) the jury was entitled to draw the inference based on race alone …” that the accused African American intended to rape the European American woman (Wiggans 1983, 111).[33]

Judge King told Sheffield that he had been upset with him because he had previously got another Negro acquitted of rape. In the South, any consensual sexual relationship between a black man and white woman would constitute rape. I am quite sure Byrsong did all 20 years for any kind of a relationship with a white woman.

Alta King was the son of T. Joe, John Thomas, Joe G. King or Tom King (1861-1948) out of Pleasant Gap, Cherokee County, Alabama, and Jesse Lee Barksdale out of Jonesboro, Clayton, Georgia. T. Joe had been a lead miner in Prattville. At one time or another, John Gregory, Jr., Alta King, Tom King, Alan King, and Tom King, Jr. had traveled the same road. But for John Gregory, Jr., the least of his is being blocked from his heirs.

The King family royal (Divine) right to rule over people of color with impunity runs through the white Anglo Saxon bloodlines of the Barksdales. It goes back to the plantation colonialist William Barksdale that immigrated to Tidewater, Colony Virginia in about 1643 from Worcester, Worcestershire, England. In 1624, Virginia became Britain’s first official royal colony in America. The King of England was sending Royal Knights and soldiers into Colony Virginia, not pacifists and priests.[34]

Barksdale arrived in Virginia during the time that settlers initiated the Third Anglo-Powhatan War campaign to decimate the Powhatan Native Americans. In July, 1644, they marched against the Pamunkey, Chickahominy, and Powhatan proper; and south of the James River, against the Appomattoc, Weyanoke, Warraskoyak, and Nansemond, as well as two Carolina tribes, the Chowanoke and Secotan to deliberately slaughter Native Americans.[35]

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Barksdale came to America to help establish Sir Francis Bacon’s secret Anglo- Saxon Utopian Society, the New Atlantis. Bacon was the prime mover “most noble factor” of the Virginia Company from the beginning, and is acknowledged as such by William Strachey, the first Secretary of the Colony, in his History of Travaile into Virginia Britannia. The first Bermudan coinage, known as the hog-money, carried Bacon’s Crest on one side and the picture of a ship under full sail, probably the Sea Venture, on the other. Three centuries later, his head appeared on the Newfoundland tercentenary stamp of 1910, with the caption “Guiding Spirit of the Colonization Scheme.” Thomas Jefferson carried Bacon’s portrait with him everywhere.[36]

County Administrator Elizabeth McElroy, The QUEEN BEE of Birmingham

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Where is your father’s MONEY? Elizabeth “BETH” McElroy, County Administrator (In the Estate of John Gregory, Jr., Case No. 213224)

Kingfish appointed QUEEN BEE, Elizabeth McElroy, executor of the Estate of John Gregory, Jr. to bottom feed from the dead poor. John Gregory, Jr. heirs didn’t ask for her services. Mr. Gregory’s Estate had virtually little assets, a humble subsistence savings and checking account, no stocks or bonds just the small house that he built with his own hands. They wanted to probate his Will as a small “no hassle” virtually insolvent estate. They wanted to rent the house at a modest sum so that a tenant could preserve and maintain the humble home and property.

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Since she has been appointed administrator of the estate, BETH refuses to account for anything, talk or discuss anything in regards to preserving, maintaining or safekeeping  John Gregory Jr.’s home. She demands CASH-MONEY. She wants to know where John Gregory’s CASH- MONEY is.

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BETH has virtually abandoned John Gregory, Jr.’s humble home where he raised his wife and family of five (5) children.

BETH was born in Shreveport, LA. In 1997, she graduated with a law degree from the University of Alabama. “BETH” is a partner in the firm of Baxley, Dillard, McKnight, James & McElroy, and currently serves OFFICIALLY as the County Administrator for Jefferson County. She was appointed to fill that position in December of 2009 by the Probate Court of Jefferson County, Alabama. In the few years that she has been in office, BETH has pushed the envelope to squeeze money and assets from the insolvent and small estates for her own personal benefit and profit, or a secret white racist cabal in Birmingham. [37] During that time, even the highest court in the State of Alabama has been called upon to bail her out and cover her tracks.

In Samuel RODGERS v. Elizabeth McELROY (2012), ALABAMA SUPREME COURT, BETH raided the wrongful death funds for her personal representative fees from the insolvent (poor) deceased, Ron’Drequez Cortez White, killed by a drunk driver. On February 4, 2010, McElroy, filed a petition in the Jefferson County Probate Court seeking to administer White’s estate. The probate court appointed McElroy to serve as personal representative of White’s Estate, and it granted her letters of administration. On April 7, 2010, McElroy filed an inventory of White’s Estate, which she determined had no assets. She also identified White’s mother as the deceased’s only known heir.[38]

Samuel Rogers was White’s biological father. A jury found that he was in fact the father, and an heir to the estate. Rodgers also was entitled to a distribution of White’s wrongful-death proceeds. White’s Estate had no assets to pay bills or distribute to heirs. McElroy had no executor statutory duties to perform, but White‘s Estate had a honey pot in $175, 000 of wrongful death settlement funds. She held those funds hostage.

Rodgers immediately filed a motion asking that the trial court order McElroy to release the wrongful-death proceeds that McElroy had collected. In his motion, Rodgers contended that BETH was not entitled to be compensated for her services as personal representative from the wrongful-death proceeds. McElroy objected, and the matter was litigated. After a hearing, the trial court entered an order finding that McElroy was entitled to compensation for her services as personal representative and awarded her $15,750, which equaled 9% of the total of $175,000 in wrongful-death proceeds. Rodgers objected and appealed.

The Alabama Supreme Court held that ” … under Alabama law, the proceeds collected as a result of a wrongful-death claim are not part of the decedent’s estate. Steele v. Steele, 623 So.2d 1140, 1141 (Ala.1993) (“[D]amages awarded pursuant to [the Wrongful Death Act, § 6–5–410,] are not part of the decedent’s estate.”).”[39]

However, a divided Supreme Court majority got around the question by finding that BETH was entitled to be compensated out of the wrongful death funds by performing “extraordinary services” for the heirs of the White’s Estate.

THOMPSON, Presiding Judge dissented,

” … from the record, it appears McElroy did not act as co-counsel or otherwise arrange contractually for a referral or for other attorney fees to compensate her for any actions she took in obtaining the wrongful-death proceeds. Instead, McElroy sought a fee from the proceeds in a post hoc fashion on the theory that, as an administrator of White’s estate, she was entitled to such a fee. In awarding the fee, the Jefferson Circuit Court (“the trial court”), in effect, taxed White’s heirs with an additional nine percent contingency fee to which they never consented, either personally or through McElroy. ” [40]

For nearly 4 (four) years, the powers at be in Birmingham have allowed and aided Queen Bee to hold the modest and virtual insolvent Estate of John Gregory, Jr. hostage while BETH and her associates scorch the earth for funds and assets belonging to the deceased to pour into an estate honey pot for their personal benefit, enjoyment and exploitation.

She has enlisted the partnership of an associate black Queen Bee to beat the bush and squeeze blood from a turnip of the dead. It’s one of her 1997 University of Alabama law school associates, Attorney Jacqueline Cooper Smoke.[41]

Smoke has been scorching the earth in California looking for money and assets to pour into John Gregory, Jr.’s Honey Pot. So far, she has racked up a hush-hush bill for “extraordinary service fees” to over $2200 if they can find some of John Gregory, Jr.’s MONIES by beating the bushes of his late son that was assassinated in 1993 in California, Charles Alex GregoryThe Man that Nobody Knows.

For People of Color in Birmingham, Alabama as Judge Anderson Crenshaw proclaimed almost two hundred years ago, that whatever they own or process, “his master is his guardian and protector, and that all his rights, acquisitions, and services are in the hands of this master.”[42]

Queen Bee BETH is using her office as County Administrator for Jefferson County for abuse and exploitation of Black people and the poor as a white master to hold their estates hostage while she conduct fishing expeditions to flush out and confiscate funds and assets that belong or entitled to the people. It is yet another form of covert systematic racism and SLAVERY. However, the trail that BETH treads is a narrow road that Kingfish and associates, Birmingham God Damn may not be able to shield her from.

Property rights are also recognized in the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination which states in Article 5 that everyone has the right to equality before the law without distinction as to race, color and national or ethnic origin, including the “right to own property alone as well as in association with others” and “THE RIGHT TO INHERIT“.[43]

In Honor of the Late Elder John Gregory, Jr. I will donate $1 and One Cent to BETH’S Honey Pot in Trust of John Gregory, Jr. for her “extraordinary fees”. With that $1 and One Cent, I want BETH and Kingfish to know that she has already been overpaid for her services 101%. I will ask the U.S. Commander and Chief of the country, groups and people of conscience across the United Stances and the world to also send in donations to fund BETH’S Honey Pot in Trust of John Gregory, Jr., and the fight will begin from a global human rights perspective.

Right Now, send donations in the Trust of WWII Veteran John Gregory, Jr to:

Baxley, Dillard, McKnight, James & McElroy, 2700 Highway 280, Suite 110 East, Birmingham, Alabama 35223, Ph 205.271.1100 Fx 205.271. 1108, email: dmcknight@baxleydillard.com.

Procedure History of the Estate of John Gregory, Jr. and BETH

On  August, 18, 2011, John Gregory, Jr. passed after medical treatment at Birmingham Veteran’s Hospital. A timely claim for damages under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA, section 1346(b) and 2671-2680 , Title 28) against Dr. Ahmed Ali and the  U.S. Veterans Administration for causing the wrongful death of John Gregory, Jr. for among other things “Seniorcide/Homicide.

On September 27, 2011, John Gregory Jr.’s issue of his body, Julia Ann Gregory-Rogers, filed a petition for appointment as her late father’s administrator and or executor to administer his WILL of his small estate (In the Estate of John Gregory, Jr., Case No. 213224).

On May 22, 2013, almost two later without notice or service of the order, Judge Alan King of Jefferson County Probate Court, appointed Ms. Elizabeth W. McElroy, public administrator of John Gregory, Jr.’s Estate. Ms. McElroy did not serve notice that she had been appointed administrator of the estate.

On July 8, 2013, within 45 days of McElroy’s appointment on May 22, she had a duty to file a signed, notarized initial inventory with the Court listing all known assets (Inventory of Assets ) along with their fair market value at date of Mr. Gregory’s death. It is a duty that she failed to perform on or before July 8, 2013. It is a duty that she still deliberately refuses to perform along with filing a notice of the heirs of the Estate of John Gregory, Jr. almost two years too late (July 8, 2015).  

On August 26, 2013, Julia Gregory Rogers filed a Notice of Appeal of Judge King’s order denying the probate of John Gregory Jr.’s Will, and the appointment of the public administrator with Jefferson County, Alabama, Circuit Court of Appeals.

On October 09, 2013, McElroy improperly and irregularly appeared as some sort of a surrogate of Judge King and the Probate Court in the Circuit Court of Appeals, and filed a MOTION TO DISMISS MS. ROGER’S APPEAL on her motion.

On October 15, 2013, Circuit Judge Michael G. Graffeo DISMISSED, WITH PREJUDICE, petitioner’s appeal action case 2013-000611.00 without a hearing based on direct irregular, improper and prejudicial communications from McElroy.

On November 14, 2013, Ms. Gregory-Rogers filed a NOTICE OF OBJECTION TO EX PARTE COMMUNICATION, HEARING AND ORDER/ MOTION TO VACATE EX-PARTE ORDER PURSUANT TO ITS “INHERENT POWERS” still case number 2013-000611.00

On November 21, 2013, Judge Graffeo QUASHED AND OVERRULED Ms. Gregory-RogersNotice of Objection without a hearing and based on direct irregular, improper and prejudicial communications with McElroy.

On December 03, 2013, Ms. Gregory-Rogers filed a Motion in Exception and to Set Aside Honorable Circuit Court Judge Michael G. Graffeo’s Order of November 21, 2013 Due to Serious Irregularity of Proceedings of the Circuit Court.

On February 7, 2014, Ms. McElroy accepted the appointment and Probate Court Judge King did issue Letters of Testamentary without notice that Ms. McElroy refuse to serve on John Gregory Jr.’s  prospective heirs to the date of this writing.

On September 09, 2014, Gregory-Rogers filed an federal court action against Ms. McElroy, Dr. Ahmed Ali and the U.S. Veterans Administration under equity jurisdiction to stay the statue of limitation lapse of John Gregory Jr.’s federal tort claim for wrongful death. The federal court granted a stay to allow Gregory Rogers time to move through state procedures to remove Ms. McElroy as the administrator as soon as possible (Rogers v. McElroy, etc., District Court Northern District of Alabama Southern Division, Case No. CV-14-BE-1728-S).

 On October 20, 2014,  Gregory-Rogers appeared before Probate Judge Alan King on the PETITION to Remove Public Administrator Elizabeth McElroy from the Estate of John Gregory, Jr. (In the Estate of John Gregory, Jr., Case No. 213224).

On October 20, 2014,  Probate Judge Alan King ruled that he lacked jurisdiction to hear the petition to remove, because the case was still pending in Jefferson County, Alabama, Circuit Court of Appeals, Case No. 2013-000611.00 (In the Estate of John Gregory, Jr., Case No. 213224).

On December 13, 2014, Gregory-Rogers petitioned the Circuit Court to remove McElroy as the public administrator of the estate. Instantly, Judge Graffeo ruled that the Circuit Court also “LACKED JURISDICTION” to hear the petition to remove McElroy and took no action to remand the matter back to probate court.

On December 13, 2014, Judge Graffeo personally ordered the clerks of the court not to file  Gregory-Rogers’ petition to remove McElroy. The clerks encouraged Gregory-Rogers to leave the courthouse building.  Judge Graffeo subsequently ordered the court clerk to refund Gregory-Rogers $100.00 jury fee that had been posted pursuant to her August 14, 2013 Circuit Court appeal of Probate Court Judge King’s May 22, 2013 Order (Case no. 2013-000611.00).

On April 27, 2015, Rogers v. McElroy, etc., District Court Northern District of Alabama Southern Division, Case No. CV-14-BE-1728-S , the federal court stay of the statutory lapse of the claim for wrongful death against the U.S. Veterans Administration was dissolved and case in equity was dismissed due to Judge Graffeo deliberately closing the district court doors in the face of Gregory-Rogers, and closing her off from an adequate speedy state remedy to Remove Public Administrator Elizabeth McElroy from the Estate of John Gregory, Jr. for Cause. 

 

 


[1] http://ww2today.com/18th-february-1943-nazi-propaganda-chief-goebbels-calls-for-total-war

[2] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham,_Alabama

[3] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vulcan_statue

[4] http://www.abbaswatchman.com/NEWS%20V%20IS%20FOR%20FREEMASONRY.html

[5] Id.

[6] https://hankwhittemore.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/queen-elizabeth-was-likened-to-venus-at-court-on-january-1-1584-in-campaspe-attributed-to-john-lyly-the-earl-of-oxfords-secretary-and-stage-manager/

[7] http://www.abarim-publications.com/Meaning/Beth.html#.VWIReE9VhBc

[8] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_I_of_England

[9] https://history.state.gov/milestones/1830-1860/indian-treaties

[10] https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/textbooks/boundless-u-s-history-textbook/slavery-and-reform-1820-1840-16/the-old-south-121/slavery-in-the-united-states-643-9667/

[11] http://blog.al.com/live/2013/06/200_years_of_the_press-registe.html

[12] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_County,_Alabama

[13] http://algw.org/butler/towns/manning.htm

[14] https://archive.org/stream/historyofbutlerc00litt/historyofbutlerc00litt_djvu.txt

[15]http://www.pintlalahistoricalassociation.com/clientimages/41954/phanewsletters/2011%2007%20pha%20web.pdf

[16] http://algw.org/butler/towns/name.htm

[17] https://archive.org/stream/historyofbutlerc00litt/historyofbutlerc00litt_djvu.txt

[18] http://www.1805georgialandlottery.com/h.shtml

[19] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgia_Land_Lotteries

[20] http://www.virginiaplaces.org/settleland/fairfaxgrant.html

[21] http://algw.org/butler/cemeteries/ftdale/ftdalecem.htm

[22] Wiethoff, William E., A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA (1996), pg. 63

[23] Wiethoff, William E., A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA (1996), pg. 63

[24] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reparations_for_slavery

[25] http://www.workers.org/2006/us/black-miners-0202/

[26] http://mlk-kpp01.stanford.edu/kingweb/publications/autobiography/chp_18.htm

[27] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/16th_Street_Baptist_Church_bombing

[28] https://www.boundless.com/u-s-history/textbooks/boundless-u-s-history-textbook/the-sixties-1960-1969-29/the-expansion-of-the-civil-rights-movement-220/sit-ins-and-freedom-rides-1221-9761/

[29] http://www.leagle.com/decision/19611091194FSupp897_1889

[30] http://10jc.alacourt.gov/tkjr.html

[31] http://10jc.alacourt.gov/mgg.html

[32] http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Original_Ku_Klux_Klan_of_the_Confederacy

[33] Cuklanz, Lisa M, How the Mass Construct Legal Reform and Social Change, pg. 29

[34] http://www.shmoop.com/jamestown/timeline.html

[35] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Powhatan_Wars#First_Anglo-Powhatan_War

[36] http://www.sirbacon.org/fbutopias.htm

[37] http://www.baxleydillard.com/elizabeth_mcelroy.html

[38] http://caselaw.findlaw.com/al-court-of-civil-appeals/1609574.html

[39] http://caselaw.findlaw.com/al-court-of-civil-appeals/1609574.html

[40] http://caselaw.findlaw.com/al-court-of-civil-appeals/1609574.html

[41] http://www.martindale.com/Jacqueline-Cooper-Smoke/33808-lawyer.htm

[42] Wiethoff, William E., A Peculiar Humanism: The Judicial Advocacy of Slavery in High Courts of the Old South, 1820-1850, University of Georgia Press, Athens, GA (1996), pg. 63

[43] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Right_to_property


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